Parksville Whale & Wildlife Adventures

Adventures Starting July 1st 2021 Departing From French Creek Marina

Adventure Awaits...

Whales, Wildlife, Waterfalls, Tidal Rapids and so much more. Ocean EcoVentures is excited to announce that we will be offering Whale and Marine Wildlife Adventures departing daily from the picturesque beach town of Parksville BC. Encounter Orcas, Biggs Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, Pacific White Sided Dolphins, Black Bears, Grizzly Bears, Steller & California Sea Lions, Pacific Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles, Stunning Scenery and Seascapes The northern reaches of the Salish Sea that surround the Parksville and Qualicum Beach area are teeming with whales and wildlife. This prolific marine ecosystem supports one of the largest Pacific herring spawning grounds on the British Columbia coast. The Pacific herring is one of the keystone species of the Salish Sea that provides essential nutrients to whales, seals, sea lions, wolves, bears, and sea birds, to name a few. Our experienced team is excited to share their passion and intimate knowledge of the whales and wildlife of the Salish Sea. Whales are our passion! We feel fortunate and grateful to be able to share Vancouver Island’s marine ecosystem and all that inhabits it. We are dedicated to responsible and ethical wildlife viewing.

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Scheduled Daily Departures - 4 Hours

Half Day Whale & Wildlife Adventure

Encounter Orcas, Biggs Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, Dolphins, Sea Lions & Eagles

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Scheduled Daily Departures - 2 Hours

Out For A Rip Adventure

What's more Canadian than heading Out For A Rip in our 24' Zodiac Hurricane? Explore Search for Whales & WIldlife and Circumnavigate Lasqueti Island.

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7-8 Hour

Full Day Whale & Wildlife Adventure

Encounter Orcas, Biggs Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, Dolphins, Bears, Sea Lions & Eagles

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7-8 Hour

Waterfalls, Whales & Wildlife Adventure

Witness the splendour of Jervis Inlet's Waterfalls. Visit Chatterbox Falls, Encounter Whales & Wildlife

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4-5 Hours

Skookumchuck Tidal Rapids Adventure

Experience Whirlpools and Tidal Rapids that flow between Jervis Inlet and Sechelt Inlet. Current speeds can exceed 30km/hr. The rapids are famous for their spectacular whirlpools and whitewater.

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Flexible Departure Times

Private Adventures

Book a Private Marine Adventure for you and your family or friends. We offer a variety of Private Charters, Photography Excursions, Corporate Team Building and Custom Multi-Day Tours.

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Our Ethos & Conservation

Grassroots Change through Education & Conservation. At Ocean EcoVentures we firmly believe making grassroots change through education and conservation at a household level can help our local marine ecosystem. If we can make a difference at home we can make a difference in the world. Ocean EcoVentures donates $2 from every passenger’s fare directly to whale and wildlife conservation efforts. We also support local researchers to help their conservation and research efforts. The vessels we operate have the quietest sound footprint in the industry for the whales and marine mammals we view.

Our Location

In Parksville you will find amazing sandy beaches, epic seascapes, picture postcard views, world-class, salt-tinged ocean air, and small-town charm. Parksville is located on the eastern central shores of Vancouver Island and is under a two hour drive from Victoria the capital of British Columbia. Our departure point and office is located at French Creek Marina just a 5 minute drive from downtown Parksville and under 10 minutes from Qualicum Beach.

Family friendly Tours

Our Adventures are perfect for the whole family. Get out on the water and explore the Salish Sea with your family bubble. We offer Daily Scheduled Departures as well as Private Marine Adventures. We focus on the whole Salish Sea ecosystem. Passionate, certified captains and an exemplary safety record.

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Meet the Whales & Wildlife

Encounter Orcas, Biggs Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, Pacific White Sided Dolphins, Dalls Porpoise, Harbour Porpoise, Black Bears, Grizzly Bears, Steller Sea Lions, California Sea Lions, Pacific Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles and a myriad of Marine Birds.

This was an absolutely incredible experience from beginning to end! The office was well organized and staff were extremely friendly from beginning to end! Our captain - Tasli - I cannot say enough good things about her. First off - it is so inspiring to see such a talented, smart and educated woman on the water in this capacity sharing her passion and extensive knowledge with the public. But most importantly - all that education, passion and knowledge is used in a way to protect what we all come to whale watching companies to see. Her respect for the wildlife is so incredible and awe inspiring. Thank you to the entire Ocean EcoVentures staff for such an incredible experience that most definitely will not be forgotten. You guys rock!!
Leah V
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